Calendar

Apr
23
Wed
Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle @ Blackstone Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.

Despres Family Memorial Lecture. “Pedal to the Metal: From Biking to Restoration.” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Despres Family Memorial Lecture. “Pedal to the Metal: From Biking to Restoration.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Suellen Burns, a senior advisor with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for Millenium Reserve, and Eboni Senai Hawkins, of Red, Bike and Green, presents.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.

Lecture. “New Light on the Biblical Philistines: A Recent Study on the Frenemies of Ancient Israel.” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture. “New Light on the Biblical Philistines: A Recent Study on the Frenemies of Ancient Israel.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9775. Aren M. Maeir, of Bar-Ilan University, presents the 2014 David Kipper Ancient Israel Lecture. To R.S.V.P., visit kipper.eventbrite.com.

Catcher in the Rhyme @ Logan Center, Cafe
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.

Apr
24
Thu
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., info@babyphd.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.

Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.

Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.

Teaching Seminar @ Swift Hall, common room
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Teaching Seminar. Noon-2 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. David Carrasco, of Harvard University, presents. Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 25 U. of C. Divinity School registrants. To R.S.V.P, send an e-mail to bdcline@uchicago.edu.

Workshop. “The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project: An Overview after 17 Years of Excavation.” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Workshop. “The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project: An Overview after 17 Years of Excavation.” Noon-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9775. Aren M. Maeir, of Bar-Ilan University, presents The 2014 David Kipper Ancient Israel Workshop.

Lecture. “Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of Transnistria.” @ Classics Building, room 110
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Lecture. “Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of Transnistria.” 4:30-6 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-7108, free. Marianne Hirsche and Leo Spitzer, of Columbia University, present the U. of C. Chicago Center for Jewish Studies’ 2014 Gossett Lecture. For assistance in participating in the event, contact Nancy Pardee by calling 773-702-7108 or sending an e-mail to npardee@uchicago.edu.

Composers Workshop. “Elliot Carter and Poetry.” @ Logan Center, room 703
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Composers Workshop. “Elliot Carter and Poetry.” 5-6:30 p.m., Logan Center, room 703, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. U. of C. Ph.D. candidate Joel Calahan presents.

Teacher Session. Arts, Agency, and Creativity in the Classroom @ Smart Museum of Art
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teacher Session. Arts, Agency, and Creativity in the Classroom. 5-7 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. An art-making session and discussion for teachers led by visual artist and performer Krista Franklin. To R.S.V.P., visit smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/register

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation @ Hyde Park Art Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Participants will bring their own dishes and have a discussion in the center’s new exhibit, “The Beast.”